Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Open Lab 2007 Submissions

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You might remember that one of my essays from 2006 was included in the book, Open Lab 2006. I was lucky because the editor of the book submitted my essay for me, and the judges seemed to like it enough to include it in the final book. Yea, me. Well, this year, I am on my own, except for your suggestions and support, so I would appreciate it if you would submit an essay I’ve written to this year’s edition of Open Lab. They have 450 submissions so far, and out of those, they will select only 50 — one per blog — to be in the final book. GAH! That means that my odds to be included in that book are really bad! Anyway, they will be accepting your suggestions through midnight (EST) on 20 December 2007. If someone else has already submitted an essay of mine that you like, well, that’s fine, they will take that into consideration, or so I’ve been told. Hopefully, you will submit something I’ve written because, well, I want to be represented in Open Lab 2007, that’s why!

For an example, this is last year’s essay and here are some suggestions for this year’s submissions; Schemochromes , Rimatara Lories: Returning From the Edge and Lost Bird of Paradise Found, In Paradise. If there are others that you feel strongly about, please feel free to submit those as well.


  1. #1 Drugmonkey
    December 18, 2007

    why doncha just self-nominate? They allow that don’t they?

  2. #2 "GrrlScientist"
    December 18, 2007

    well, yeah, they do allow self-nomination, but i am never sure which essays are interesting enough to you that you think they should be preserved in a book. if i go by “hits” alone, i think that my “sitting here in the nude, streaming live” essay would win.

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